Category Archives: Cocktail Investing Podcast

The Rise and Fall of the Middle-Class Part 1

The Rise and Fall of the Middle-Class Part 1

The expanding global middle class will account for nearly half of all consumption in the coming years. In this week’s podcast episode we discuss the where and why behind this new middle-class and how it is reshaping industries and business models at Amazon (AMZN) and General Motors (GM) to McCormick & Co. (MKC) and many, many more

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Connected Society: Exploring the Ever More Interconnected World

Connected Society: Exploring the Ever More Interconnected World

We live in a world in which nearly all that is known to mankind is available in the palm of one’s hand. Lenore and Chris talk about how the profound waves of innovation driving this interconnectedness have created headwinds that destroyed some of the most well-known global brands and tailwinds that have led companies that didn’t even exist 10 years ago to be international superstars.

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Has Amazon Made the Acquisition That Spells the End for Clothing Retailers?

Has Amazon Made the Acquisition That Spells the End for Clothing Retailers?

Co-Hosts Chris Versace and Lenore Hawkins assess the impact of Amazon’s acquisition of Body Labs and Chris challenges Lenore as to whether this could be the tipping point for Amazon to make significant inroads in apparel sales.  Hint: there is one more piece of the puzzle Lenore thinks Amazon needs to add.

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Cocktail Investing Ep: 36: A year of record stock market highs in the midst of social lows

Cocktail Investing Ep: 36: A year of record stock market highs in the midst of social lows

What do rising margin debt, low volatility and holiday shopping forecasts mean for stocks? This week, Tematica’s investing mixologists Chris Versace and Lenore Hawkins discuss the impact of the twin hurricanes on the economic data coming in, with another potentially on the way, and the fallout from the horrific event in Las Vegas.

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Cocktail Investing Ep 35 – Talking the what and why of self-driving cars with Audi

Cocktail Investing Ep 35 – Talking the what and why of self-driving cars with Audi

Download this special episode of Cocktail Investing, an in-depth conversation with Brad Stertz, Director of Government Affairs at Audi. Brad puts some context and understanding around the issues and developments surrounding the self-driving car market as well as the far-reaching impact this revolution will have beyond just the automotive sector. Audi is at the center of Volkswagen’s expertise for autonomous cars, an area it’s been focused on for more than a decade, and Brad has been there for most of it.

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COCKTAIL INVESTING: Panera Challenges McD’s, Apple Watch flubs, and the SEC gets hacked

COCKTAIL INVESTING: Panera Challenges McD’s, Apple Watch flubs, and the SEC gets hacked

What’s the story behind Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich challenging McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast food companies? The answer ties into our Food with Integrity investing theme and if you’ve seen the documentary Super Size Me you can guess where this is going. You can practically see Lenore roll her eyes at the response from McDonald’s.

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